Teachers’ Organization Calls for State to Examine School Funding

As the state legislature continues to struggle with a projected $5 billion budget deficit, one teachers organization is calling on Connecticut lawmakers to examine how they fund public schools.

The Connecticut Coalition for Public Education wants the governor and state lawmakers to create a new commission to oversee state education funding.

The group is made up of seven separate associations including the Connecticut Parent Teacher Association, the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and the American Federation of Teachers-Connecticut.

The Connecticut Achievement and Resource Equity of Schools Commission, called CARES for short, would examine disparities between school districts, develop a formula for school funding, and identify a specific reliable funding source for the state’s education budget.

The group will share more details at a press conference scheduled at the Capitol building for 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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